Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher on Stage by The Hypocrites
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The last date listed for The Fall of the House of Usher was Sunday September 23, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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One of literature's oldest figures -- the returning solider -- gets a contemporary twist in Ithaka. In this Midwest premiere of the recently commissioned play from Andrea Stolowitz, the soldier in question is both a Marine officer and a woman, Captain Elaine Edwards. Fresh off her latest Afghanistan tour, Edwards has trouble adjusting to life back at home. After a blowup with her husband, she skips town and undertakes an Odyssean journey, battling her monsters and struggling to find a path to her true "home" once more. The Portland-based Stolowitz, winner of the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Antarktikos and the Fowler/Levin Prize for this play, grounds her latest work in interviews with veterans and their families, enhancing the play's realism and its dramatic impact. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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A compact, creepy delight, this one-act brings the comedic menace of an Edward Gorey illustration to the macabre storytelling of Edgar Allan Poe. Deliciously unsettling with plenty of tricks up its puffy Victorian sleeves.
Quotes & Highlights
- Read a profile of Sean Graney in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/14318187-421/sean-graney-falls-hard-for-poes-house-of-usher.html"><em>Chicago Sun-Times</em></a>.